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They were full sized cars that were smaller outside than competitor's mid-sized cars.
The new 1977 Chevrolets were the first sedans (besides Cadillac Fleetwood Limos) I actually liked and could imagine buying new.
Chevy did keep them around a long time. The frame was also carried over to the next generation, many of which became NYC taxis when Checker went out of business.
I don't know what you are referring to when you say "40 year old technology". There's a lot of 100 + year old tech being used on new cars now.
Mx3 Precidia, they used to be all over the place, and least in my area. Havent seen one in years...
Even weirder is that my girlfriend has that previous gen Sentra hatch but in sky blue...I need to show her your comment about the distraction related accidents because she's had a couple in that car
I was obviously sensationalizing a bit, but when I said "obsolete when new" I was referring to the last batch of them i.e. early 90s models that are the most likely to have survived this long. When people were out buying FWD unibody 4 cylinder minivans in droves, an enormous body-on-frame carbureted V8 powered station wagon was pretty obsolete, even if it was innovative when it came out. "40 year old technology" was from the perspective of today, as in 2016-1977 = 39 years. Few people today drive cars from the 80's, let alone the 70's, so acting surprised to not see any anymore is a bit silly.
Sorta like saying a new Checker Marathon was built using obsolete technology. You are referring to the 1982 version, but I am thinking of the 1960 version.
My daily driver is a 1977 Ford LTD II, so some people do drive old cars. I bought it in Las Vegas and drove to SLC. It's been on many road trips to visit my family for holidays.
Fun fact - the cool Torino turned into the overweight Grand Torino which became the LTD II. My '77 LTD II is precisely the car that Ford advertised as being midsized but larger than the '77 Chevy full size. I'd much rather have a '77 Chevy but needed a car that was cheap. My first set of tires cost more than the whole car.
That's when other supercars had V12s or at least V8s. That was a game changer for supercars. That's the most cutting edge feature of it. Other supercar makers haven't even dared try a V6 yet.
The NSX was designed not to compete with sports cars, but with supercars. The V6 was a game changer and still is. Honda set out to prove they could build a supercar to compete with the best that was reliable to drive every day and they did.
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
On topic, I saw a pretty clean Dodge Daytona today-I hadn't seen one in what feels like a decade.
Its been years since I've seen a Ford Probe, MN12 Cougar, K-car, Dodge Shadow/Plymouth Duster, Dodge Spirit/Plymouth Acclaim, Dodge Dynasty, first gen Neon...None of those were necessarily great cars anyone would want to hold on to, but I feel like they used to be everywhere and then I just stopped seeing them, period.